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South Carolina State Tax Information

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South Carolina Department of Revenue

Employment Security Commission


Withholding Requirements:

Register as an employer by filling out Form SCTC-111.

Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate: Federal W-4

Withholding Method = formula
Supplemental Rate = Withhold at 7.0% for 2019

Local Taxes:


State Unemployment Insurance (SUI):

Benefit ratio formula
Wage Base is $14,000 for 2019 and 2018

Contribution rates range from 0.06% to 5.46% for 2019
New employers use .87%% for 2019
Rates include the administrative assessment and interest surcharge.

State Disability Insurance (SDI):


State Labor Laws:

Minimum wage - The Federal minimum wage rate applies.

Termination Pay - If employee is fired, the employer must pay within 48 hours or by next regular payday, provided that is less than 30 days away.

New Hire Reporting:

Employers must report hiring, rehiring, and return to work within 20 days on Form W-4 (or equivalent) to:
Child Support Enforcement Division
Department of Social Services
New Hire Reporting Program
PO Box 1469
Columbia, SC 29202-1469
Phone: 803-898-9235
Fax: 803-898-9100

To report online click here

Remit Withholding for Child Support to:

Child Support Enforcement Division
Department of Social Services
3150 South Harden Street
PO Box 1469
Columbia, SC 29202-1469

To report online click here

Reciprocal States:



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